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by Phil
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multiple homes evacuated in Toronto after artillery shell found buried in yard
Replies: 0
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Multiple homes evacuated in Toronto after artillery shell found buried in yard

Every once in a while I guess. https://www.cp24.com/news/multiple-homes-evacuated-in-newtonbrook-after-artillery-shell-found-buried-in-yard-1.4988029 Multiple homes in Toronto’s Newtonbrook neighbourhood have been evacuated after a two-foot long artillery shell was found buried in the yard of a resi...
by Phil
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: William S. Lang
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: William S. Lang

I found this article, https://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/2016/11/11/searching-for-uncle-frank-a-st-thomas-vet-who-fell-through-the-cracks I could talk about how my great uncle, Sapper Arthur Lang, helped build Camp Ipperwash, or how my great uncle, Private Bill Lang , lied about his age during the...
by Phil
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: William S. Lang
Replies: 3
Views: 263

William S. Lang

An individual is selling these medals, I thought that I'd try to see who William S. Lang was, what his role was, who his relatives might be. As it turns out the seller is not interested in Lang's history, or relatives, but I'm still curious.
by Phil
Fri May 29, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Site
Topic: New Site Feature - Recent Books
Replies: 0
Views: 235

New Site Feature - Recent Books

I've added a Recent Books widget to the main site in order to highlight either newly published books, or books that have been recently added to the site index of Canadian Military themed books.

The widget can be seen throughout most of the site on the right side below the Honour Roll.
by Phil
Mon May 25, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: F/O Thomas Alfred Herron, J/20126 272 Sqdn
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: F/O Thomas Alfred Herron, J/20126 272 Sqdn

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by Phil
Mon May 25, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: F/O Thomas Alfred Herron, J/20126 272 Sqdn
Replies: 2
Views: 263

F/O Thomas Alfred Herron, J/20126 272 Sqdn

Posting on behalf of a non-member, I am trying to find information of photo's of THOMAS ALFRED HERRON, Flying Officer J/20126 272 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air force who died on Sunday, 6th June 1943. Age 19 He was the son of Thomas Edward and Edith Beatrice HERRON of Calgary Canada. From 1942 and on Th...
by Phil
Fri May 08, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Corporal Reginald A. Shepherd, The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Reginald A. Shepherd, The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

Lots of info here, https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2227973 Corporal Reginald Alaistair Shepherd, Canadian Virtual War Memorial 2227973_2.jpg Photo of Reginald Alaistair Shepherd – Reg is on far right. 2227973_3.jpg 2227973_5.jpg 2227973_6.jpg...
by Phil
Fri May 08, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Corporal Reginald A. Shepherd, The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Reginald A. Shepherd, The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

Service file is not online. https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/second-world-war/second-world-war-dead-1939-1947/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=32321& Surname: SHEPHERD Given Name(s): REGINALD ALASTAIR Age: 31 Date of Birth: 1914-01-13 Date of Death: 1945-04-05 Rank: Corporal Unit: No...
by Phil
Fri May 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Corporal Reginald A. Shepherd, The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Corporal Reginald A. Shepherd, The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

Posting a query on behalf of a non-member, I am looking into a certain Canadian WWII soldier named Reginald A. Shepherd. He was in the North Shore NB Reg and passed away on April 5th 1945 in Holland. That I know. But is there more information on him? Like when did he join the unit and when was he se...
by Phil
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: The South African War
Topic: Boer War Carved Pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 2177

Re: Boer War Carved Pipe

Rank, Trooper, wow, that would explain the "Troop" nickname, but if that's the case I have to sort out his birth date mix-up.